Cherokee GOP Denounces Local Charter Vote
Find out what's coming up on Canton-Sixes Patch today and what you might have missed overnight.
1. More than a month after the Cherokee County Board of Education rejected the Cherokee Charter Academy for a third time, the Cherokee County Republican Party has come out to officially denounce the 4-3 decision.
Even though the state Board of Education subsequently approved the charter school, which is slated to open next Monday, "the Cherokee County Republican Party full committee has approved an official Resolution calling on school board members Robert Wofford, Mike Chapman, Janet Read, and Chairman Rick Steiner to “officially reconsider their actions” of denying the Cherokee Charter Academy or to “renounce their affiliation with the Republican Party,” GOP First Vice Chair Brian Laurens wrote in a release issued Saturday.
For additional details as well as the full resolution, open the PDF on this page.
3. Saturday, Alesa Sisson introduced us to another area pet waiting for a new family to adopt her. And Darlene DeMesa offered another tasty recipe for you to experiment with in the kitchen. Check out this week's Pet and Recipe of the Week.
4. The last day to register for East Cherokee Baseball's fall season will be 9 a.m. Aug. 13 at the concession stand at Mountain Road Elementary School, Woodstock. The cost is $90 for one player, $160 for two players and $225 for three players. For more information, go to www.eastcherokeebaseball.com.
5. Wednesday, one Cherokee County School District campus will show its support for the Service League of Cherokee County’s annual Riverfest arts and crafts festival, which will be held Sept. 24-25 at Boling Park to benefit the county's needy children. "The league sells T-shirts as part of its Riverfest promotional campaign and as a fundraiser," district spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby said. "Knox Elementary School in Canton is a strong supporter of the annual T-shirt campaign."